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News video games 04 December 2023, 03:41

Star Citizen Received $650M From Players; $28M in November Alone

Fundraising for Star Citizen has already surpassed $650 million. However, the end of work is still nowhere in sight.

Source: Cloud Imperium Games

We have known not for a long time that Star Citizen resembles a bottomless piggy bank. The game has been in development in early access since June 2014, and it's still hard to say when its actual release will take place.

It's a bit spiteful to say that studio Cloud Imperium Games doesn't hurry, as the community's fundraising for this game constantly constitutes a huge source of money.

  1. In total, the project has already been supported by almost 5 million people - 4,961,923 to be exact.
  2. In total, they have contributed a dizzying amount of 650,209,825 US dollars to the game. Yes, you've read that right. Just over $650 million!

In November 2023 alone, players supported the game with more than USD 28 million. This is shown in the following graph:

Star Citizen Received $650M From Players; $28M in November Alone - picture #1
Source: Cloud Imperium Games.

To compare this amount to the budgets of other games, I'll zoom in on some numbers:

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 cost about $313 million (we are talking here about the base game alone);
  2. work on Destiny 2 consumed approximately $500 million.

So will Star Citizen turn out to be the most expensive game ever? Not necessarily - according to recent reports the budget of GTA VI is said to be $1-2 billion. Well, unless one day the collection for SC will clear even this bar...

As a reminder and in reference to the above information, I will add that tomorrow at midnight Rockstar Games will demonstrate the first trailer of GTA VI. You can find more details about it in a separate message.

  1. Star Citizen - official website

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

Has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined five years later - although he has known the service since he had access to the internet - to combine his love for words and games. Deals mainly with news and journalism. A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. He started his gaming adventure at the age of four - with a Pegasus. Currently, prefers PC and demanding RPGs, but does not shy away from consoles or other genres. When he's not playing or writing, he enjoys reading, watching series (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and also walking the dog. Almost uncritically loves the work of Stephen King. Does not abandon plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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